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Dec 9, 2012 4:30am PST
friends. loneliness, you have fewer than one friend that cares about you on a bad day, your life expectancy drops eight year. but you go places, and people are in live long social networks where they commit to each other. if things go well for them, they share the wealth, and if something goes bad, someone has your back. i sat down with one of the groups, five 102-year-old women, and they're still there. >> psychologically, it's not as communal as maybe it was in times past here. >> so 15 years ago, the average american had three good friends. we're now down to about 1.5 good friends per person. we're watching over four hours of tv a day, and not enough good tv like this right here, but it's this interaction, which should be a uniform prescription doctors ought to be giving patients. we know that volunteers have lower rates of heart disease, lower bmi, and lower health care costs. >> everyone at home right now is counting their friends. it's always a joy to have you on the show, i think you make everybody happier as well. great to have you. >> thanks. >> a check of your top stori
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
common thing in high schools. so the shooter is a much bigger tip of the iceberg in loneliness and rejection and most people get past it and go on past high school, but those who suffer a particularly, treatment form of mental illness take every slight as a magnified catastrophe and it means something more serious to them than to the ordinary kid that gross out of it and doesn't enjoy it either. >> is there a threshold or an age if it's not dealt with at that time that this person will only get worse and it will fester and turn into something like this, a violent rampage? >> we know these mental disturbances that often characterize shooters begin in adolescence and they're very difficult to identify at that age, but if they manage to make it to their 20s it becomes a more fluid form that we are able to identify and that's one of the hardest things about this particular shooting and once someone gets beyond high school where we see them in a social setting it could be much harder. >> katherine newman, appreciate it. >> robert f. kennedy's daughter weighs in on the gun control de
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